From carefully edited recipes to tutorials and daily vlogs, so many of the most captivating videos on TikTok are created by talented storytellers who express their creativity with every cut, clip, and transition.

To expand what's possible with content on TikTok, we've introduced a range of enhanced creation and editing tools. Now available in the US and most regions globally, our new editing tools empower people to enjoy more creative freedom, share richer stories, and bring their content ideas to life across formats. 

Power storytelling with enhanced editing tools

TikTok's enhanced editing tools allow you to easily adjust clips, sounds, images, and text in a new editing environment, all within TikTok's creation flow. You'll be able to:

  • Edit clips: Stack, trim, and split video clips.
  • Edit sounds: Cut, trim, and set the duration for sounds.
  • Edit and position text: More easily edit, position, and set the duration for text.
  • Add overlays: Add photo and video overlays for picture-in-picture (or video-in-video) stacking.
  • Adjust video speed: Speed or slow the pace of video clips.
  • Frame content: Rotate or zoom in and out of frame of individual clips.
  • Add sound effects

We're excited to see how an enhanced editing experience powers storytelling and makes video creation intuitive and more accessible, making it easier than ever to create great content.

Express yourself with Photo Mode

For when you'd prefer to express yourself in formats other than video, we released Photo Mode, a new carousel format available on mobile for photo content that's ideal for sharing high quality images on TikTok. Photo Mode allows you to share carousel posts of still images that automatically display one after another. You can add music to soundtrack the images, which viewers can swipe through at their own pace.

We've already seen incredible ingenuity from our community with Photo Mode - with slideshows that feature artwork, fashion diaries, photography, and more.

Share longer descriptions

You can now pair your videos and content made in Photo Mode with longer descriptions, up to 2,200 characters for each post. With the extra space, we're hopeful creators will have some extra room to build on the stories they've shared in videos or Photo Mode, giving them another space to express themselves and more deeply connect with others.

We know that there are all kinds of formats people use to express themselves on TikTok, and we'll continue building experiences that empower them to create in all kinds of ways - from videos to LIVEs, photos, text, and more.

Discover the many ways you can bring your creativity to life on TikTok. Be part of our community by simply downloading the app for free via the Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon.